LawnSite Member
Do you guys stop and eat lunch or work right through? I know that health wise you should eat, but I seem to have more energy on days when I work through lunch than on days that I stop and eat. Also, what do like to eat after that long day? Personally I like a good steak or a big plate of red beans and rice with hot sausage. Just curious.



LawnSite Bronze Member
Southern, Maine
I try to finish the job we are on then bring the guys to get sandwiches at a local store (always my treat) no expense but my guys like that there gettin a free lunch.


LawnSite Senior Member
Columbus Ga
park the truck walk into the bk after lunch rush, jump in the truck and eat it before the next stop..........


LawnSite Bronze Member
Pittsburgh, Pa
We usually stop for a sandwich somewhere. Like Landscaper said its always my treat too!!! YOu may pay for lunch, but to keep your employees happy, its worth it.


LawnSite Senior Member
Portsmouth, VA
Lunch, doughnuts & coffee in the morning. All my treat. It's only me and one guy, but it keeps him happy. Every once in a while I'll get him a gift certificate from Outback or Red Lobster. He says if I give him cash, he'll just blow it. I always want to take a nap after I eat.


LawnSite Senior Member
South West PA
I guess that there IS such a thing as a free lunch.

I will only eat out 1-2 times per month. My route is close to home, so I will either stop at the house, or take my lunch with me.

$5 per day @ a fast food resturant, times 5 days per week = $25/week. $25/week times 35 weeks per season=$875.00 to eat unhealthy food. No thanks.


LawnSite Fanatic
N.E. Wisconsin
I eat in between jobs while driving down the road. ! sandwich and some chips or cheetos and a can od diet pop(?)
I have it planned into my longest drive which happens to be around noon.

By the way, I wouldn't care to be trimming or riding with you after a night with those beans and sausage;)

Eric ELM

Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
Chicago, IL USA
We mow about 4 lawns and then go out to breakfast at a sit down resturant. MowEd knows where it is and can varify it is good food and plenty of it. We have found that the food is much better there than a fast food place and about the same price. It's rediculas how much the fast food places cost to eat now and all that grease isn't to good for you.


LawnSite Fanatic
Flint, Michigan
Eric, It sounds like you're like I am. I don't usually get an appetite until around mid morning. My only problem is when I go without eating, I REALLY get run down. I don't expect my equipment to run without fuel, so I SURE don't expect my body to either.